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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 28, 2004 2:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

Thanks for the heads-up, movie boi. I'm talking to Skip (who admins this collection), and we'll have an answer for you on this momentarily.

Now returning you to your regularly scheduled films..

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 28, 2004 5:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

even famous authors during the past centuries have done so and now even politicians and journalists are busy at it.It is wrong and if we lift another.s words we should admit it

This post was modified by jack2 on 2004-04-28 12:37:39

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 28, 2004 5:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

It would only be okay if it were re-phrased. Copyright covers the expression of the ideas, not the information contained therein.

(Unless, of course, the IMDB has a Creative Commons license...)

Why not just replace the summaries with links to the IMDB, and a note that a proper summary is pending?

ridetheory

This post was modified by ridetheory on 2004-04-28 12:47:57

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 28, 2004 5:59am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

Perhaps we might use "........" NAME, IMDB.This clearly indicates the source of a summary or other information

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 28, 2004 7:48am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

If IMDB agreed, that would probably be legally okay. However, always remember:

"To ask permission is to be denied permission." -- DEVO

(I am not a lawyer, by the way, just a copyright geek. Bet you didn't know there was such a thing...)

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 28, 2004 8:04am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

Uust a few comments,please treat kindly. Lawyers give legal opinions and even the best are often proven wrong and therefore a layman,s opinion should be approached with caution. Secondly, I often think the movie archive is like an Orchard with lovely pieces of film on trees or on the ground waiting to be picked and trespassers not welcome. I do NOT dare to comment further. Thank you for reading

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 28, 2004 8:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

Which is why I said I'm not a lawyer. I should have added "My opinion is worth NOTHING in a court of law."

I have no idea what you mean by the orchard analogy.



This post was modified by ridetheory on 2004-04-28 15:32:39

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 28, 2004 9:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

to RIDETHEORY my comments were not related to you. The orchard example is that I can enjoy the fruit, but only in a proper and decent manner. A fool or trespasser might sample many fruits, tossing them to the ground to rot until he he finds the perfect example that satisfy his peculiar tsstebuds. No further comments by me on these or similar subjects

This post was modified by jack2 on 2004-04-28 16:06:35

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Poster: uniQ Date: Apr 28, 2004 12:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

What's wrong with a trespasser sampling fruits? I can sample every film here and let them rot in my electronic trashcan and I don't think that that degrades this Archive.

-uniQ

PS. How does one enjoy a film in a 'Respectful and Decent manner?'

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 28, 2004 12:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

From what I gather, jack2 has a greater reverence for these films than many of the other users of the archive, and he posts comments when he feels reviewers, posters or filmmakers have behaved in a childish or improper manner.

He doesn't always agree with what I say, but he defends my right to say it, so his heart's in the right place.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 28, 2004 8:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

Hey all,

I spoke to Skip, and he confirmed that some of the descriptions were originally sourced from the IMDB. He's now writing fresh descriptions which will replace them - the movies will stay up while the rewriting is going on.

Thanks to all,
s!

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Poster: movie boi Date: Apr 28, 2004 10:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: movie summaries

That sounds good.

I guess there are also some "sourced" from Movies Unlimited.

I hate that I keep coming off sounding like a cop on these forums - I'm really more of an anarchist.